Every day, I share on Twitter and LinkedIn a list of curated articles I read, resources and tools about UX Design, User Research, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, some process, some inspiration, etc. This is an archive of everything I shared this week.
I updated my homepage with a new “Enterprise UX” bloc and had a lot of fun with the responsive version. Also, I forgot to tell you, there is now an easter egg on my homepage. If you find me, send me a fun tweet to let me know you did (but don’t reveal it).
When you see one of those “UX redesign” case study to “make it better” I want you to have some critical thinking. Ask yourselves “did that person think about / try to take into account the actual usage of this, the business and technical constraints that might exist
Wikipedia redesign: did this take into account that a lot of Wikipedia is edition and not just displaying content?
Airplane ticket: did it take into account that those need to be printed on super old machines and the information on them is highly standardized?
Amber/natural disaster alert: did it take into account that those are also displayed on old feature phones and all sort of phones that might not have fancy capabilities?
Design without taking into account the constraints behind a tool or a system is fun, nut not realistic
“That’s not accessible!” and other statements about accessibility. Interesting idea to see accessibility as a spectrum to make it again about how people can or cannot use a website. People first mindset
The Guide to Lightweight UX Documentation. An interesting guide to help you decide what and how to document your UX work. The main rule, like often with documentation, is to understand the target and document accordingly
Obtaining Consent for User Research – Better designs should never come at the cost of another person’s well being. Informed consent is a fundamental part of an ethical research program, which respects participants and protects them from harm.
The forgotten benefits of “low tech” user interfaces. An interesting read on the many benefits of low tech interfaces. Sometimes, it might start as a constraint, but not having a fancy touch screen for a product doesn’t stop your from bringing a good experience for users
What is the Endowment Effect, why do people over estimate the price of a house they are currently living in and how this one is used to persuade you to buy more
“Are you sure that’s a number input?” Haa one of my big pet peeves is when people use input type number on credit cards. You don’t want to increment that number, right? Then you need inputmode=numeric instead!
This week, I also attended Alexa Heinrich’s workshop on social media use and accessibility, so many interesting tips. The slides are here. I also really like her 3 arguments to convince people to make sites accessible:
Compassion: it is the right thing to do
Marketing: because you will reach a wider audience
Fear: because if you don’t, you might get a sued (in the US)
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